1 The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio, Brazil It stands some 38m tall on top of Corcovado Mountain
overlooking Rio de Janeiro and is one of the world's best-known monuments.
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour begins as you head to the Cosme Velho station to catch the cog train for a journey through the dense Atlantic Rain Forest of Tijuca, and on to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain
The view of Corcovado Mountain
from the Praia Grande in Rio de Janeiro is taken from outside the city, so as to enhance the different scales.
The second example (upper left) features a guard on duty at the base of Rio de Janeiro's monumental statue of Christ at the pinnacle of Corcovado Mountain
Sightseeing: World-famous Corcovado Mountain
with its Christ the Redeemer statue.
Overlooking the sprawling metropolis is the Christ The Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain
- named one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World.
Passengers traveling to Rio de Janeiro will be able to visit the city's numerous natural and cultural attractions including, the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain
, recently named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; the Copa Cabana and Ipanema beaches; the Sambodromo, the Tijuca Forest National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world, and enjoy the traditional folklore characterizing this paradisiac destination.
The statue weighs 635 tonnes, and is located at the peak of the 2,300ft (700m) Corcovado mountain
in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
In an e-mail yesterday to a Telegram & Gazette reporter, Elizabeth Martin of Cambridge, who has served as spokeswoman for the Martin family since Joseph's death, wrote that she and Joseph's mother were among about 20 people who participated in a vigil Sunday at the base of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado mountain
overlooking the city.
View over Rio harbour with Corcovado mountain
in the background
UNDER YOUR SKIN: Wondrous Brazil has plenty to offer; WELCOMING ARMS: Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado mountain
21, to experience one of the most breathtaking displays of modern spirituality, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain
in Tijuca Forest National Park, nearly half a mile above the city.